Shoreditch High Street. Walk past the trendy kids with the silly haircuts and the street art and find real London streets and traditional entertainment venues.
Shoreditch today is the home to London’s hipsters, groovers and artists. The streets are filled with outlandish dress and asymmetrical haircuts. Hidden among its street are galleries and boutiques to satisfy the most curious of visitors. In nearby Hoxton Square is the White Cube gallery home of London’s best exhibitions of contemporary art. The streets themselves are also London’s best living canvas for street art including many pieces by Banksy.
But Shoreditch is also one of the oldest areas of London. St Leonard’s Church, named after the patron saint of prisoners and mentally ill is centuries old. It is built on the junction of two Roman roads which lead to Bath, Chichester and York. Part of Shoreditch’s unique charm is it’s mix of 21st century nightclubs and bars and also more traditional entertainment venues. This area combines old grimy London with it’s artistic cutting edge.
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
This month our workshops are covering the classics! Back by popular demand is the Diana F+ Back to Basics workshop, an East London Street Art walk with the LC-A+ and a Diana Pinhole workshop. Book yourself a spot today!
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
Jonathan Daniel Pryce is a talented young photographer based in London who specializes in men’s fashion and street photography. His work has been featured in Grazia, Glamour, GQ and Vogue. In 2012 he started a personal project to document 100 Beards in 100 Days, a 100-day mission to photograph bearded men in London. Recently, he had the opportunity to shoot with the Lomography Petzval 85 Art Lens.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
New York LomoAmigo CS Muncy freelances as a photojournalist for a broad and high-profile clientele. He has worked with Lomography on creative projects in the past, but he has yet to showcase his talent using the LC-A Minitar 1 Lens.
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
Anna Fischer calls herself a beauty documentary photographer. Her backstage photos of last year's New York Fashion Week revealed the glitz and glamour of such high fashion events. Her personal work, however, is more intimate, as seen is this series of photos taken with the new Petzvl 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
Influenced by the work of Caravaggio, Berlin-based photographer Klara Johanna Michel hand-painted photographs are reminiscent of Renaissance art. The images are highly stylized and the subjects are posed to mimic the appearance of religious beings. Who would have thought that such mystery and old world charm could similarly be achieved with the help of an instant camera?